Given the complete and utter failures of the Biden administration over the course of the last 18 months, it should come as no surprise that the American people are looking to shake things up in Washington DC first chance they get.
Even with a majority in both chambers of Congress, the Democrats have achieved only a minute fraction of the agenda that Joe Biden set out to achieve. Inter-party bickering has been to blame for some of the trouble, while having some vastly unpopular ideologies has contributed a great deal to the congressional quagmire.
Now, with the 2022 midterms fast approaching, it appears as though the long-predicted “red wave” is coming to fruition in earnest.
Republicans are forecast to take control of the House this November with at least seven seats to spare, leaving Democrats in need of a dramatic turnaround to hold on to power. This edition of the Fox News Power Rankings also unveils the U.S. House model for the first time and sees gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, carving out a slight edge in Pennsylvania.
The numbers are staggering.
With redistricting completed and the bulk of the primaries behind us, the Power Rankings model now reveals a clear advantage for the GOP in the House. With 218 seats required to take control, the GOP is forecast to take 225 seats to the Democrats’ 180 seats. Those figures include only the races in which one party has an advantage. The actual size of a GOP majority will depend on how many highly competitive “toss up” races each party wins, but the Republicans are expected to gain at least a seven-seat majority (225 seats) and as much as a 37-seat majority (255 seats) in their “best case” scenario.
Experts have suggested that Joe Biden’s historically-poor approval ratings are a major cause of the shakeup, as the Commander in Chief continues to struggle to find footing…even within his own party.